Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Swarovski® Crystals and Silver-Plated Brass Beads

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The symmetrical stringing pattern in the 35-inch necklace is brilliantly beautiful with the striking colors of the 6mm Xilion bicone beads, resembling the flash of a diamond. The longer necklace length is less formal and slimming, drawing the eye downwards and pairing well with flowy shirts and summer dresses. Wear with white or cream or mix with any of the colors in the necklace for ...

Necklace

STEP 1
Mix Devcon® 5-minute Epoxy according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Apply a layer of adhesive to the center of one 12x10mm teardrop setting tab clasp. Press an 8x6mm crystal clear pear fancy stone into the setting.

Set the clasp aside to dry.
STEP 2
Cut one 37-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire.
STEP 3
String onto the beading wire: one crimp and one Accu-Guard™ wire protector. Pass the beading wire back through the crimp. Pull the beading wire so the crimp rests snug against the Accu-Guard leaving approximately 1/4 inch of beading wire on the end. Crimp then trim excess from the short end of the beading wire. Finish with a crimp cover.
STEP 4
String 20 5x1mm straight tube beads onto the beading wire then string the following bicones:
  • Four clear 6mm
  • One jonquil 6mm
  • One clear 6mm
  • Three jonquil 6mm
  • One citrine 6mm
  • One jonquil 6mm
  • Three citrine 6mm
  • One light topaz 6mm
  • One citrine 6mm
  • Three light topaz 6mm
  • One tangerine 6mm
  • One light topaz 6mm
  • Three tangerine 6mm
  • One rose peach 6mm
  • One tangerine 6mm
  • Three rose peach 6mm
  • One light peach 6mm
  • One rose peach 6mm
  • Three light peach 6mm
  • One smoky mauve 6mm
  • One light peach 6mm
  • Three smoky mauve 6mm
  • One light turquoise 6mm
  • One smoky mauve 6mm
  • Three light turquoise 6mm
  • One indicolite 6mm
  • One light turquoise 6mm
  • Three indicolite 6mm
  • One Montana 6mm
  • One indicolite 6mm
  • Three Montana 6mm
  • One dark indigo 6mm
  • One Montana 6mm
  • One dark indigo 6mm
STEP 5
Continue to string one dark indigo 6mm bicone onto the beading wire then repeat Step 4 in the opposite order to complete the second half of the strand.

Repeat Step 3 to secure the strand.
STEP 6
Pass one 4mm jumpring through the Accu-Guard on one end of the strand and the open loop on one half of one 12x10mm tab clasp then close. Repeat to create double jumprings.

Repeat, using the second half of the clasp on the opposite end of the strand.

Earrings

STEP 1
Pass one 1-inch headpin through one tangerine 6mm bicone then form a simple loop.

Repeat to create a total of two tangerine drops.
STEP 2
Pass one 1-inch eyepin through one light topaz 6mm bicone then form a simple loop.

Repeat to create a total of two light topaz links, two citrine links, two jonquil links and two clear links.
STEP 3
Connect the following end-to-end:
  • One tangerine drop
  • One light topaz link
  • One citrine link
  • One jonquil link
  • One clear link
Repeat to create a total of two bicone drops.
STEP 4
Use one 4mm jumpring to connect the remaining loop of one bicone link to the loop of one 11.5x10mm earstud. Slide one 4.5mm earnut onto the earstud.

Repeat to create a second earring.

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